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Patricia Polacco

Auteur van Thank You, Mr. Falker

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Patricia Polacco was born in Lansing, Michigan on July 11, 1944. She attended Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California before heading off to the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, then Laney Community College in Oakland. She then set off for Monash University, Mulgrave, toon meer Australia and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia where she received a Ph.D in Art History, Emphasis on Iconography. After college, she restored ancient pieces of art for museums. She didn't start writing children's books until she was 41 years old. She began writing down the stories that were in her head, and was then encouraged to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. There she learned how to put together a dummy and get a story into the form of a children's picture book. Her mother paid for a trip to New York, where the two visited 16 publishers in one week. She submitted everything she had to more than one house. By the time she returned home the following week, she had sold just about everything. Polacco has won the 1988 Sydney Taylor Book Award for The Keeping Quilt, and the 1989 International Reading Association Award for Rechenka's Eggs. She was inducted into the Author's Hall of Fame by the Santa Clara Reading Council in 1990, and received the Commonwealth Club of California's Recognition of Excellence that same year for Babushka's Doll, and again in 1992 for Chicken Sunday. She also won the Golden Kite Award for Illustration from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for Chicken Sunday in 1992, as well as the Boston Area Educators for Social Responsibility Children's Literature and Social Responsibility Award. In 1993, she won the Jane Adams Peace Assoc. and Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom Honor award for Mrs. Katz and Tush for its effective contribution to peace and social justice. She has won Parent's Choice Honors for Some Birthday in 1991, the video Dream Keeper in 1997 and Thank You Mr. Falker in 1998. In 1996, she won the Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children's Literature. Her titles The Art of Miss. Chew and The Blessing Cup made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


Werken van Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998) 3,546 exemplaren
Thunder Cake (1990) 2,904 exemplaren
Pink and Say (1994) 2,776 exemplaren
The Keeping Quilt (1988) 2,736 exemplaren
Chicken Sunday (1992) 2,660 exemplaren
Mrs. Katz and Tush (1992) 1,764 exemplaren
The bee tree (1993) 1,481 exemplaren
Babushka's Doll (1990) 1,465 exemplaren
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (1994) 1,454 exemplaren
Rechenka's Eggs (1656) 1,351 exemplaren
The Junkyard Wonders (2010) 1,260 exemplaren
Just Plain Fancy (1990) 1,248 exemplaren
Mr. Lincoln's Way (2001) 1,231 exemplaren
The Butterfly (2000) 1,174 exemplaren
John Philip Duck (2004) 788 exemplaren
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (1996) 761 exemplaren
Emma Kate (2005) 747 exemplaren
Christmas Tapestry (2002) 725 exemplaren
For the Love of Autumn (2008) 705 exemplaren
Babushka Baba Yaga (1993) 665 exemplaren
When Lightning Comes in a Jar (2002) 600 exemplaren
An Orange for Frankie (2004) 568 exemplaren
Mrs. Mack (1998) 512 exemplaren
In Our Mothers' House (1967) 474 exemplaren
Some Birthday! (1991) 471 exemplaren
Meteor! (1987) 452 exemplaren
The Graves Family (2003) 435 exemplaren
Welcome Comfort (1999) 399 exemplaren
Betty Doll (2001) 381 exemplaren
My Ol' Man (1995) 374 exemplaren
The Lemonade Club (2007) 345 exemplaren
Fiona's Lace (2014) 319 exemplaren
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow (1992) 309 exemplaren
G is for Goat (2003) 300 exemplaren
Luba and the Wren (1999) 292 exemplaren
Appelemando's Dreams (1991) 279 exemplaren
Tikvah Means Hope (1615) 277 exemplaren
I Can Hear the Sun (1996) 266 exemplaren
The Art of Miss Chew (2012) 258 exemplaren
An A From Miss Keller (2015) 253 exemplaren
Bully (2012) 243 exemplaren
The Blessing Cup (2013) 242 exemplaren
January's Sparrow (2009) 240 exemplaren
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln (2011) 222 exemplaren
Clara and Davie (2014) 221 exemplaren
Mommies Say Shhh (2005) 219 exemplaren
Bun Bun Button (2011) 217 exemplaren
Something About Hensley's (2006) 213 exemplaren
The Graves Family Goes Camping (2005) 202 exemplaren
Uncle Vova's Tree (1989) 190 exemplaren
Babushka's Mother Goose (1995) 189 exemplaren
Oh, Look! (2004) 186 exemplaren
Someone for Mr. Sussmann (2008) 178 exemplaren
Ginger and Petunia (2007) 175 exemplaren
Tucky Jo and Little Heart (2015) 168 exemplaren
Gifts of the Heart (2013) 151 exemplaren
In Enzo's Splendid Garden (1997) 139 exemplaren
Firetalking (1994) 132 exemplaren
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece (2014) 121 exemplaren
The Mermaid's Purse (2016) 100 exemplaren
Holes in the Sky (2018) 73 exemplaren
Remembering Vera (2017) 69 exemplaren
The Bravest Man in the World (2019) 60 exemplaren
Because of Thursday (2016) 59 exemplaren
Palace of Books (2023) 44 exemplaren
Sticks and Stones (2020) 43 exemplaren
Still Firetalking (2014) 26 exemplaren
Patricia Polacco: Dream Keeper (1990) 4 exemplaren

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FamiliesUnitedLL | 140 andere besprekingen | Feb 20, 2024 |
I think this book is more for the intermediate level students or read aloud to primary level however it is a long book. It is a good story of a young girl experiencing a change in her life and she finds a library that helps her discover a love for reading.
Kschweppe | 3 andere besprekingen | Jan 24, 2024 |
While I've read many lovely books written by this author, the last read was not as enjoyable. The writing seemed rushed, and the story was not as engaging as others. This won't stop my journey to read all of her books. One blip amid many wonderful books is to be expected. She remains an engaging, wonderful children's illustrated book writer and illustrator. This story is a joyous tale of love and acceptance, and the power of what what man can do.

With a name like Welcome Comfort, it can be expected that there would be some bullying. In addition he is over weight, and that is usually a target for nasty people to hone in on.

Welcome has traveled the route of many foster homes. Thus the bullying is more powerfully felt. When the school custodian, Mr. Hamp, takes Welcome under his wing, a lovely transformation occurs with Welcome. Finally, Welcome is loved by someone he respects. When Christmas Eve occurs, Welcome is taken on a very special life-changing journey.
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Whisper1 | 8 andere besprekingen | Jan 9, 2024 |
A tribute to the teacher that recognized her dyslexia and helped through, written by a prolific children's book author.
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